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found poem

n.
A text or piece of writing not originally intended as poetry, removed from its context and presented in poetic form as having aesthetic value.

found poetry n.

found′ po′em


n.
a poem made by combining or rearranging fragments of prose, as a speech or story, into a verselike structure.
[1965–70]

found poem

- A passage within prose that unintentionally reads like poetry.
See also related terms for poetry.
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Found poetry is a conceptualist approach to poem-making that liberates ordinary language (never intended as poetry) into an intentional, aesthetic (and elitist) space specifically reserved for "art.
Found poetry is consistent with Whitman's comment in his marginalia that "all kinds of light reading, novels, newspapers, gossip etc.
Award the silver medal of Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, "Found All Around" follows working definitions of found poetry with poetry creation examples using newspaper, a dictionary, a menu, street signs, a flier, an orchestra program, even homework and a diary, and finally the library.
If you've ever loved something so much to the point of obsession, hated something to the point of wanting to run away, had an amazing birthday party or had a rubbish birthday party, found poetry beautiful or found poetry boringthis is the play for you.
AMBER DAWN: I first found poetry in an outreach project for street-involved young women; that's where I wrote my first poem.
She added that she found poetry, music and culture a powerful force for promoting peace and prosperity.
Kerri started writing as a child but says she really found poetry as a teenager.
uk POEMS [c] FOUND POETRY It's not big and it's not clever Should we stop worrying about the population time bomb?
Blending sound art and the found poetry of everyday conversation, poet Lavinia Greenlaw's Audio Obscura will be installed in Manchester's Piccadilly train station; passersby will be able to listen on headsets to sound recordings of twelve voices, ranging from that of a lost child to that of a dying man, that lend narrative implication to the crowds in this everyday situation.
GPS is also a fantastic prompt for creative writing, including as it does, so many enigmatic fragments of found poetry.
A summary of the letters' contents, released by the University of East Anglia, are kind of lovely on their own, like found poetry.